UM Named Voter Friendly Campus

Efforts from voting programs aim to increase education, registration

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been designated as a Voter Friendly Campus this semester, a recognition given to campuses nationwide that plan and implement practices to encourage students to register and vote. The designation comes as a result of the work of voting ambassadors across campus and the Division of Diversity andRead the story …

Chancellor’s Wellness Challenge Encourages, Rewards Holistic Health

Students have opportunities to engage in self-care activities, wellness events throughout 19-day challenge

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi launched its new Chancellor’s Wellness Challenge this month as a part of the university’s ongoing efforts to bring holistic wellness to the forefront of students’ minds. The 19-day challenge encourages students to take care of their mental, physical and emotional health by offering prizes for self-care activities andRead the story …

VISTA Program Offers Opportunity for Hands-on Community Service

Application deadline for summer placements approaching

OXFORD, Miss. – Students, staff and university community members have the opportunity to turn their summer – or even the next year – into an opportunity to serve their community and gain public service experience along the way. The University of Mississippi‘s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement is accepting applications for theRead the story …

Dorothy Allison Focus of April Sarahtalk

UM doctoral candidate Sarah Heying to talk about author's exploration of sex, shame and intimacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Sarah Heying is exploring Dorothy Allison’s work as a leader in the third-wave feminism movement on Thursday (April 1) for the April Sarahtalk, hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi. “A lot of people are aware of Allison’s renown as a writer ofRead the story …

Equestrian, Hockey Clubs to Face Off in the Kitchen

'Dueling Dishes' cooking competition to highlight William Magee Center resources

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s equestrian and ice hockey clubs are facing off head-to-head – in the kitchen, that is – all in the name of spreading the word about wellness services and resources available to fellow Ole Miss students. “Dueling Dishes” will pit the two teams against each other in the educationalRead the story …

UM Earns Military Friendly Gold Rating

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has, for the fourth year in a row, increased its Military Friendly rating. This year, UM achieved a Military Friendly Gold rating, the second-highest honor given to colleges and universities. Published by Military Friendly, the rating identifies organizations that invest in programs that improve veterans’ lives. Moving theRead the story …

Faculty and Staff Honored with Lift Every Voice Awards

Award given to those who go above and beyond in areas of diversity, equity

OXFORD, Miss. – The Black Faculty and Staff Organization at the University of Mississippi, in partnership with the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, honored three faculty and staff members with the Lift Every Voice Award during the Black History Month keynote. The year’s awards were given to Willa Johnson, Douglass Sullivan-González and DemetriaRead the story …

South Campus Recreation Center Named Top New Facility

UM recognized with 2021 Outstanding Facilities Award for innovative design

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s South Campus Recreation Center has been recognized as one of the most innovative new college recreation and wellness facilities in the country. The Ole Miss recreation facility was recently recognized by NIRSA, the nation’s leading college recreation association, with the 2021 Outstanding Facilities Award. NIRSA gives these awardsRead the story …

Grove Grocery Adds Kitchen, Central Location

Ole Miss students can grab food and cook meals at George Street House on campus

OXFORD, Miss. – When Andrew Newby first saw the kitchen in the University of Mississippi‘s George Street House, he saw an opportunity to help connect his student veterans with the rest of campus while also meeting a need for many other students. The kitchen at the George Street House, the new home for UM’s OfficeRead the story …

Sullivan Award Nominations Deadline Next Week

UM community asked to nominate selfless community servants

OXFORD, Miss. – The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and the Division of Student Affairs are accepting nominations for the 2021 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the highest award in honor of service at the University of Mississippi. This award is given to members of the university community who embody the qualities of honesty, morality,Read the story …